Iron Age Entrance - the view from the outside

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The CH70 excavation of the entrance roadway, South bastion and hornwork

The CH71 excavation of the hornwork entrance and North bastion

The CH81 excavation of the possible uncompleted outer ditch ring

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The original reason digging started at Crickley was to examine the construction and phasing of the hillfort entrance. This area was completely excavated in 1969-71, revealing a surprisingly well preserved rampart and entrance. It also looked like the original builders might have started work on a second ditch and bank ring, outside the existing one. This was excavated in 1981 (left).